In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Nov. 20, 2013/ 17 Kislev, 5774

Job #1: Deceive the (re)public

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | For Democrats, the American people -- including those who vote for Democrats -- are sheep to be sheared, cows to be milked, suckers to be swindled.

Exhibit A is Obamacare. What Democrats really think of a core constituency is illustrated by ads in Colorado which put the term "hosurance" into the national lexicon. One features a photo of a young woman casting a flirtatious glance at a young man she's leaning against. She's holding a package of birth control pills.

"OMG, he's hot! Let's hope he's as easy to get as this birth control," the ad copy reads. "My health insurance covers the pill, which means all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers. I got insurance. Now you can too. Thanks ObamaCare!"

I don't know how many young women will be enticed to sign up for Obamacare policies costing $200 or more a month to get birth control pills they could buy at any drug store for $15 a month, tops.

But I bet it's fewer than the ad's creators think. It was one thing to get young "invincibles" to vote for Barack Obama -- because they thought he was cool, promised to give them free stuff -- another to get them to fork over a big chunk of their earnings from McDonalds to overpay for a product they don't need.

"It's a feature and not a bug of the President's signature health care law that insurance premiums for those under 30 are likely to increase significantly to allow premiums for older Americans to fall," wrote Nick Gillespie in Time magazine. "The whole plan hinges on getting 2.7 million whippersnappers out of a total of 7 million enrollees to sign up in the individual market during the first year."

A jury in Chicago found Kevin Trudeau guilty of "criminal contempt" Nov. 12 for making misleading claims in television infomercials for his weight loss book. The prosecutors cited as false Mr. Trudeau's claims:

  • his weight loss plan was not a diet, even though it required at least three weeks of eating 500 calories a day or less;

  • that a hormone required for daily injections could be obtained "anywhere," when in fact it is available only through a doctor's prescription, and

  • that after completing the diet, consumers could eat anything they want without regaining weight.

These surely are deceptions, but seem mild compared to "if you like your health plan, you can keep it; if you like your doctor, you can keep him or her; Obamacare will reduce insurance premiums for the average family by $2,500 a year."

Mr. Trudeau is in jail awaiting sentencing. He could spend years in prison. He also may be fined $37.6 million by the Federal Trade Commission for deceptive marketing. The Obama administration is spending at least $684 million of our tax money on the deceptive marketing of Obamacare.

If Healthcare.gov were a private entity, it would have been "taken to the shed and horsewhipped" by government regulators, said former FTC Commissioner Orson Swindle.

Millions of Americans have been hurt by Obamacare. Millions more soon will be. For thousands -- such as cancer survivors Edie Sundby and Gloria Cantor, who fear the loss of their health policies and their doctors amounts to a sentence of death -- harm has been grievous.

The House -- with 39 Democrats joining all but 4 Republicans -- passed a bill Friday (11/15) sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich, to permit insurance companies to offer the policies President Obama promised Americans they could keep.

It's too late to help much the Americans whose policies already have been cancelled, but if it were to become law, the Upton bill could head off a second wave of cancellations. He won't bring the Upton bill to a vote, said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. But if there's more bad news about Obamacare, he may be forced by panicky Democrats to permit a vote on a Democrat imitation.

He'll veto a bill which requires him to keep his promise, the president threatens. But if most of the Democrat senators who must run in 2014 vote for it, he may be forced to change his mind.

It's a mistake for Republicans to do anything to "improve" Obamacare, because it could diminish support for repeal, some conservatives think.

Only full repeal can undo the harm caused by Obamacare. But that can't happen until after the midterm elections. In the meantime, Republicans should do what they can to alleviate suffering Democrats caused.

The job of public servants is to serve the public. Democrats have forgotten this. Republicans haven't.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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